Washington State is filled with whitewater rafting rivers ranging from easy / beginner Class I float trips to intermediate / advanced Class V adventures. The most popular rivers of the Pacific Northwest are the Skagit, Wenatchee, Tieton, & the White Salmon. All of these of rivers are within a few hours of Seattle.
Methow River Rafting Trips (Class II-IV):
Building gradually from class II to class III and IV rapids, the Methow River is a great river for beginners or anyone who enjoys whitewater rafting. The rapids on the Methow are fun and exciting, and the scenery is equally as fantastic. The Methow River is in eastern Washington, about 4 hours from Seattle.
Tieton River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV):
The Tieton (TIE-uh-tahn) offers reliable flows, good weather, enjoyable scenery, easy access, and exciting intermediate Class III – IV whitewater. The rapids are steep, swift and fairly continuous. Best time of year is September – Early October.
Wenatchee River Rafting Trips (Class III+):
Wenatchee River rafting is available with 1/2, 1 & 2 day trip options. This beginner – intermediate / Class III+ run is a favorite of novices and veterans alike. The Wenatchee River is conveniently located about 2.5 hours from Seattle off of US Highway 2.
White Salmon River Rafting Trips (Class IV-V):
Less than an hour from Portland, OR, the White Salmon offers continuous whitewater in an intimate, beautiful canyon. When conditions allow, rafters can opt to run the 10-foot Husum Falls.
Go Rafting with A Commercial Outfitter in Washington
Blue Sky Outfitters is one of the oldest and most respected whitewater rafting outfitters in Washington State. They have been providing top quality rafting trips in the Pacific Northwest for more than 27 years.